Sunday, 19 November 2017

When and where to watch fireworks displays

A FORTNIGHT of Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations has begun in the Henley area.

A FORTNIGHT of Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations has begun in the Henley area.

The festivities started yesterday (Saturday) at the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed, which hosted its 23rd annual fireworks display.

This will be followed by events in Dunsden, Twyford and Crazies Hill.

There are no big displays on November 5 as it falls on a Thursday but there will be one at Caversham Heath Golf Club the following night.

Five displays will be taking place on November 7, including Henley Round Table's 42nd annual fireworks spectacular on Swiss Farm field.

The organised events are as follows:

Friday, October 30
Dunsden village hall will host a family bonfire night with fireworks from 7pm to 9.30pm.

Gates will open at 6pm and the fireworks will start about an hour later.

There will be hot dogs, sweets, crisps and a licensed bar selling beer, wine and cider. Glowsticks and necklaces will be available for youngsters. Parking is at the Phillimore Estate yard in Church Lane.

Entry on the gate is £10 per adult, £5 per child or £30 for a family.

Discounted tickets are available at Binfield Heath village stores.

Saturday, October 31
Twyford and District Round Table?s Halloween bonfire and fireworks display will be held on King George?s Field from 6.30pm.

There will also be a family funfair and food and drinks. Entry on the gate is £6 per adult, £4 per child aged 12 to 16, £3 for pensioners and £1 for under-12s.

Advance tickets are cheaper and can be bought from the Hare Hatch Sheeplands garden centre or Brighton?s newsagents.

Monday, November 2
Camp Mohawk will hold its annual bonfire and fireworks night in Highfield Lane, Crazies Hill, from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Advance tickets (including parking) only are available at www.campmohawk.org.uk

Friday, November 6
Caversham Heath Golf Club?s fireworks night opens at 6pm with a bonfire from 7pm and the main display at 7.30pm. There will be a bar, hot food and an indoor viewing area.

Advance tickets cost £6 per person or £20 for families on 0118 947 8600.

For more information, visit www.cavershamgolf.co.uk

Saturday, November 7

Henley Round Table?s 42nd annual fireworks spectacular will be held on Swiss Farm field, next to Henley Rugby Club, off Marlow Road.

Entertainment includes a bonfire with guys created by Henley schoolchildren, a hog roast, fairground rides and stalls selling local beers and mulled wine.

Gates open at 6.15pm and the bonfire will be lit half an hour later with the main display beginning at 7.30pm.

Advance tickets cost £5 for adults or £3 for children from Gabriel Machin, Asquiths, Simmons & Sons and Lovibonds brewery in Henley.

Proceeds will go to Bishopswood Special School in Sonning Common.

Visitors should park in Henley town centre as there is limited space at the club for disabled people only.

* Abbey Rugby Club in Emmer Green will hold its annual fireworks display. Gates open at 6pm with a bonfire at 7.15pm and fireworks at 8pm.

The display is being provided by Sonning Fireworks, which won the national fireworks championships earlier this year.

Family tickets cost £17 in advance or £20 on the gate. A single ticket is £6 in advance or £8 on the gate. They are available from the clubhouse on Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm and Sundays from 10am to 1pm.

* Wargrave?s village fireworks will take place at the scout hut off East View Road from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

There will be a bonfire and hot dogs, burgers and drinks will be served.

Entry is a minimum of £5 per family with all proceeds going to the 1st Wargrave scouts.

* Mapledurham Golf and Country Club is hosting a bonfire and fireworks display. Gates open at 4pm with the fire being lit at 6pm and fireworks at 6.30pm.

Advance tickets cost £20 for families, £7.50 for adults or £5 for children aged eight and above. Younger children get in free. Call 0118 946 3353.

* A fireworks display will be held on Pangbourne Primary School field, off Kennedy Drive.

There will be a bonfire, barbecue, bar with West Berkshire beer, hot drinks, chocolate tombola and more.

It opens at 5.30pm and the fireworks start at 7pm. Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and over-11s or £30 for families from www.fopps.org.uk

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